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Daniel Fortune grew up in a large military family and has lived in eight states, the District of Columbia and Germany. His father’s service in the military and his mother’s service as a teacher instilled in him a sense of discipline and responsibility to be of service. From these experiences, Daniel plotted a career path that led him to a specialized niche at the intersection of legal services and technology. Within this realm, he serves and educates clients, while protecting and defending their best interests and reputations.
At Huie, Daniel uses his specialized trial experience to defend clients in matters involving cyber liability, white-collar defense, professional liability and product liability litigation. His proactive approach, commitment to integrity and enviable trial record are key attributes clients have come to appreciate. Throughout his career, Daniel has litigated more than 75 jury trials in state and federal courts involving complex matters and/or computer forensics.
Prior to joining Huie, Daniel served as a state prosecutor for four years and a federal prosecutor for more than 11 years litigating numerous matters involving computer forensics, white-collar crime and government investigations. Daniel earned the position of Deputy Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division supervising major cybercrime, white-collar fraud, public corruption, asset forfeiture and national security matters. Daniel also served as the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Coordinator, obtained a top-secret security clearance, and worked on matters involving cleared defense contractors. Additionally, he supervised national and international investigations for matters involving internet crime, child exploitation and immigration. During his career with the Department of Justice, Daniel was recognized by the FBI Director for his excellent work with the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force for achieving notable success in major crime control efforts, close cooperation with officers from other jurisdictions, and outstanding contributions to complex and sensitive operations. Daniel was also recognized as the Victim Assistance Federal Attorney of the Year for the Northern District of Alabama for 2009.
In addition to his distinguished career as a trial attorney, Daniel serves as an adjunct professor at the Birmingham School of Law and Miles School of Law teaching Torts and Trial Advocacy. He also serves as a trusted mentor for the Birmingham School of Law Mock Trial Team.
Outside of work, Daniel enjoys spending time with his wife and his two children. He enjoys watching sports, coaching his children in little league sports, and fishing.
Daniel earned his BA from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas in 1998 and his JD from William & Mary Law School in 2002, with the honor of being named to the Order of Barristers.
Bar & Court Admissions
Alabama State Bar
Colorado State Bar
American Bar Association
Birmingham Bar Association
Birmingham Inn of Court
Alabama State Bar Cyber Security Task Force
Resources & News
Distinctions & Contributions
Contributor, Birmingham Business Journal Article "Birmingham's Legal Hotspots: Alabama data breach act among several cybersecurity issues"